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post #16 of 24
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Originally Posted by Eustace View Post

Leitz Eins Zwei Dry and Leitz Out are both good QPR.

Ah, forgot about those. Yes, definitely good QPR there.
post #17 of 24
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Originally Posted by aravenel View Post

I'd love to find a better daily drinker Riesling. The Donnhoff estate is my go to, but it's a bit too expensive to just crack open a bottle when you aren't even sure if you're going to drink it all.

 

Have you tried Kung Fu Girl? It's an affordable riesling that I liked a lot & is widely available. There's also a Selbach Riesling (Terry Theise selection)  that's around $10. I found a write up & picture from a quick Google search here: http://excellenteverydaywines.blogspot.com/2011/06/selbach-riesling-2007-so-underrated.html

post #18 of 24
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Originally Posted by The Rural Juror View Post

Have you tried Kung Fu Girl? It's an affordable riesling that I liked a lot & is widely available. There's also a Selbach Riesling (Terry Theise selection)  that's around $10. I found a write up & picture from a quick Google search here: http://excellenteverydaywines.blogspot.com/2011/06/selbach-riesling-2007-so-underrated.html

Selbach makes some "regional" wines from purchased grapes that I have been meaning to try. Could definitely be a possibility for daily drinkers.

This is obviously in addition to their normal estate-grown wine business, which is also awesome and offers some good QPR wines, but still too expensive for this thread.
post #19 of 24
Bila-Haut. And generally most of Chapoutier's. Villa Antinori bianco & rosso. Santa Cristina bianco (Umbria), rosato (Toscana)--the current rosso is disappointing, last vintage's was good.
post #20 of 24
^ I bought several bottles of the Bila Haut L'Esquerda for about $9 a bottle a while back. Thought it was surprisingly decent for the price.
post #21 of 24
IIRC, 9$ is extremely cheap for the L'Esquerda. I've bought a bottle too but haven't tried it yet. The regula Bila-Haut, which is like € 6 (and I've bought two cases for € 4.50 per bottle) and truly incredible for the price.
post #22 of 24
My wife and I like dry reds. We visit a lot of wineries, try a lot of wines, and I keep a spreadsheet - yeah, I know. Our current favorite for the price are Rodney Strong cabs. They have a Sonoma Valley and an Alexander Valley. Depending on the year, one is better than the other, but you can't go wrong with either. We have low alcohol tax in Wisconsin, so these are usually in the $15 range.

Previous posters have mentioned some cabs we haven't tried - thank you, they are now on our list!
post #23 of 24
Have just been instructed to pick up a case of red wine, a case of sparkling wine, and a case of white wine for a party on Friday. I have to average around $14 a bottle. This should be interesting.
post #24 of 24
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Have just been instructed to pick up a case of red wine, a case of sparkling wine, and a case of white wine for a party on Friday. I have to average around $14 a bottle. This should be interesting.

Well, to remain consistent with my post of a week ago, I recommend Rodney Strong cab. The Alexander Valley and Sonoma Valley are about the same this year, so I would just go with the less expensive one, which will probably be the Sonoma Valley. Around here, with a case discount, it should be in the $13-$14/bottle range, but our alcohol taxes are fairly low. I don't know jack about sparkling or white wines, sorry.
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